My first exposure to Snarky Puppy was by watching their live recording of "Lingus."It was newschool funk music and very, very good stuff--instrumental, complex, thoughtful, and performed at such a high level it was both awe-inspiring and fundamentally terrifying as a musician. So that's what I expected coming into Family Dinner Vol. 2. Little did I know what the album actually had in store for me. This live-recorded album is an amalgamation of soul, Latin, African,and, on the plainly bizarre second disc, Indian, folk, and punk music. That is a lot to squeeze into an album.
Like a much larger Roy Hargrove